Press Releases
Sep 21, 2017 1:20 PM ET
In anticipation of one of golf’s biggest events making its way to the New York metropolitan area, Golf Channel has announced an exciting fan engagement opportunity in conjunction with the 2017 Presidents Cup, Sept. 25-Oct. 1, at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. Read More
Sep 7, 2017 8:45 AM ET
The World Long Drive Association (WLDA) celebrated the latest title for one of its most decorated competitors and welcomed its newest victor as Sandra Carlborg (Women’s Division, Alingsas, Sweden) and Justin James (Open Division, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) each claimed the 2017 Volvik World Long Drive Championship as the longest hitters in all of golf. Read More
Sep 6, 2017 2:30 PM ET
Eight men and four women tonight will be vying for the title of the longest hitter in golf and the coveted belt, as the Volvik World Long Drive Championship culminates under the lights and in primetime on Golf Channel, beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Phillis Meti is looking to defend her 2016 title, as the Women’s Division will be showcased live on television for the first time ever at the event, while two-time World Champion Tim Burke and the highest remaining seed in the event – Justin James – lead the Open (Men’s) Division quarterfinalists.Read More
Sep 1, 2017 2:05 PM ET
2017 PGA champion and golf’s youngest member of the 59 club – Justin Thomas – will join David Feherty for the season finale on his self-titled, Emmy-nominated “Outstanding Weekly Studio Show,” Feherty presented by Farmers Insurance, premiering Monday, September 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. Golf fans will have an opportunity to celebrate Labor Day in style on Monday, with final round coverage of the PGA TOUR’s second FedExCup Playoffs event, the Dell Technologies Championship, (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Golf Channel; 1:30-6 p.m. ET on NBC) as a prelude to the season finale episode with Thomas at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.Read More
Aug 30, 2017 8:45 AM ET
Following Sunday’s dramatic conclusion at The Northern Trust with World. No. 1 Dustin Johnson defeating Jordan Spieth in a one-hole playoff, the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs continue this week outside of Boston with the Dell Technologies Championship, Friday-Monday, Sept. 1-4. Golf Channel and NBC will carry exclusive coverage of the final three events of the FedExCup Playoffs, culminating with the season-ending TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.Read More
Aug 28, 2017 3:35 PM ET
Unfathomable swing speeds, exorbitant tee shots and an abundance of adrenaline collide under the lights as the 2017 World Long Drive Association (WLDA) season culminates with the Volvik World Long Drive Championship, airing on back-to-back nights, Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 5-6, in primetime on Golf Channel. For the third consecutive year, the event returns to WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.Read More
Aug 28, 2017 10:00 AM ET
The NCAA and Golf Channel jointly announced today a long-term extension for live coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships. The announcement was made by Joni Comstock, senior vice president for championships, NCAA, and Mike McCarley, president, Golf, NBC Sports. This partnership encompasses all media rights, worldwide, for Golf Channel’s presentations of the national championships and extends through 2029.Read More
Aug 25, 2017 1:55 PM ET
Golf Channel announced today the eight semifinalists from the 2017 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s golf championships – including reigning NCAA national champions Oklahoma (men) and Arizona State (women) – have committed to compete in the annual East Lake Cup presented by Hewlett Packard Enterprise match play championship. The tournament will take place Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga.Read More
Aug 23, 2017 3:50 PM ET
With the Solheim Cup returning to broadcast television for the first time in 15 years, Golf Channel and NBC’s coverage of the 2017 Solheim Cup delivered record viewership for the networks, according to data released by The Nielsen Company.Read More
Aug 17, 2017 3:45 PM ET
Golf’s most recent major champion, Justin Thomas, will join David Feherty on the season seven finale of his self-titled, Emmy-nominated “Outstanding Weekly Studio Show” – Feherty presented by Farmers Insurance® – premiering Monday, Sept. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. Read More
Aug 11, 2017 1:00 PM ET
NBC’s weekend coverage of the RICOH Women’s British Open delivered the most-watched and highest-rated women’s golf telecasts year-to-date in 2017, the first time in history despite its morning/early afternoon telecast window.Read More
Aug 10, 2017 9:20 AM ET
World Golf Hall of Fame member, Ryder Cup captain and two-time major champion Jackie Burke will join David Feherty on his self-titled, Emmy-nominated “Outstanding Weekly Studio Show” – Feherty presented by Farmers Insurance® – premiering Monday, August 14 at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.Read More
Aug 9, 2017 2:30 PM ET
NBC Sports Group is gearing up to showcase one of the biggest weeks in women’s golf when the biennial Solheim Cup – pitting the top players representing the United States and Europe in three days of match play competition – returns to American soil. The matches will take place Friday-Sunday, Aug. 18-20 at Des Moines Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa, where the United States looks to defend the Solheim Cup trophy. Read More
Aug 7, 2017 1:55 PM ET
The RICOH Women’s British Open Final Round coverage on NBC yesterday posted a .86 Overnight (11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET), +15% YOY, making it the highest-rated overnight telecast for women’s golf in more than a year (2016 U.S. Women’s Open; .98) and the highest-rated women’s golf telecast on NBC since 2014 U.S. Women’s Open (1.67). Final Round coverage, which saw I.K. Kim (South Korea) win her first major championship, also became the highest overnight rating at the event in more than 10 years (2006 on ABC; 1.30).Read More
Aug 7, 2017 9:55 AM ET
NBC Sports Group announced today the acquisition of Revolution Golf, the largest direct-to-consumer digital platform in golf. With nearly 2 million highly-engaged subscribers, Revolution Golf partners with some of the most recognizable names in the industry to deliver high-quality, video-based instruction, travel content, and integrated e-commerce. The announcement was made today by Mike McCarley, President, Golf, NBC Sports Group and Justin Tupper, CEO of Revolution Golf. Read More
Aug 3, 2017 10:15 AM ET
– Golf Channel has announced its programming plans for the 99th PGA Championship – taking place August 7-13 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. – led by Golf Central Live From the PGA Championship contributing to more than 60 total hours of live news programming throughout the week. Read More
Aug 2, 2017 2:00 PM ET
The best in the women’s game will tee it up at Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland for the RICOH Women’s British Open, where NBC Sports Group will air 28 live hours of coverage, the most in women’s major championship history. World No. 3 Ariya Jutanugarn looks to defend her maiden major title, just down the road from the Home of Golf. The PGA TOUR is a week away from their fourth and final major of the season, but first, 55 of the top 56 golfers in the Official World Golf Rankings are heading to Akron, Ohio for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson captured the first two WGC events this season and looks to become the first player in history to nab three in a single season. There’s more PGA TOUR action in Reno as the TOUR will play their only stableford scoring championship on the calendar, with Smylie Kaufman and Padraig Harrington headlining the field. Jack is back, but only for Saturday – the Golden Bear will tee it up for the “Greats of Golf Challenge” on the PGA TOUR Champions at the 3M Championship. Nicklaus, along with other golf greats, will get the chance to show off their skills. Fresh off his 10th major victory at the Senior Open, Bernhard Langer headlines the field in Minnesota. Read More